Re: What's The Best Blackberry
GPRS and Wi-Fi are two ways of getting data (especially email and the web). The main difference is :
* coverage is different (you'll have GPRS (everywhere a carrier installed it) than Wi-Fi (anywhere some private or commercial people installed it))
* and speed is different (Wi-Fi is 40x faster).
Here are some elements for you to understand why Wi-Fi is better : these are the max download speed, by network system (higher is better) :
* 00,014 kbps: GSM
* 00,056 kbps: dialup modem (before ADSL and Cable)
* 00,056 kbps: GPRS
* 00,256 kbps: EDGE
* 00,512 kbps: old ADSL modem
* 08,192 kbps: new ADSL modem
* 10,000 kbps: Wi-Fi (depends on the device though)
About the Wi-Fi coverage, there should be some black and white picture Wi-Fi indicating whether there is Wi-Fi nearby. You can also buy (not from Blackberry) many gadgets to detect Wi-Fi networks. Be aware that some Wi-Fi hotspots are free (McDonald's, Starbuck's), and others require charge (some airports). GPRS on the other hand is available averywhere except maybe when you go to the country far from mankind (can happen on some highways), but you'd be extremely lucky to have Wi-Fi and not GPRS.
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